Wanda Eby 


Thursday January 20, 2011 at 5:30 PM 
Thursday January 20, 2011 at 7:00 PM 


Desire2Learn (located in The Tannery) West Entrance
151 Charles St. W., 3rd Floor
Use entrance beside Balzacs coffee
Parking off Charles St.
Kitchener, ON

Driving Directions 

This P2P group is for those interested in improving the User Experience with products or services (open to non-member and members of the Communitech Network or IxDA)

If you plan to attend the upcoming session, please click on Register Now link below.

One of the most challenging design spaces in software is accessibility.  Users with disabilities face challenges reading, navigating, and interacting with the modern Web applications. Even with the help of assistive technology (AT) they face renewed discrimination by being denied the same experience in social networking, video sharing, and other applications that are critical to our web citizenship.

As the population ages, access legislation strengthens throughout North America, and AT users become more vocal, accessibility considerations become harder to ignore.  For user experience and design professionals, this should be a call to action!  The reality is designing accessible applications is foreign to many of us, highly nuanced, technically challenging, and difficult to assess/critique.

This presentation by Ali Ghassemi and Dariusz Grabka of Desire2Learn will seek to make accessibility a lot less scary, and introduce you to some best practices that the company has developed for designing accessible web software.

Information about group
Partnership between Communitech and IxDA
Meetings will alternate month to month from 3rd Tuesday and 3rd Thursday - however if you are on the distribution list you will receive notification click here to be added to distribution list
Practicing designers, Product Managers, and Marketing professionals share design theories and thinking to improve and promote the user experience of products and services to delight the customer who will ultimately use them.  Guest speakers lead off the session followed by Q and A, or roundtable discussion.

Volunteer group champions:
Robert Barlow-Busch, Demeure, Twitter @becubed
Mark Connolly, Karos Health @uxMark

Communitech group representative:

Thom Ryan, Director of Marketing

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Wanda Eby directly.

Resources (past slide presentations or links of interest)
located on group blog